Why do so many people enjoy rumors and gossip when all it does is cause trouble and ruin self esteem?
- 3 weeks ago
The Germans have a name for this human behaviour- schadenfreude: some people truly relish in the struggles of others.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
Gossip is based on insecurities and immaturity. It gives people a false sense of feeling better about themselves. Kind of pathetic, really.
- ?Lv 61 month ago
If you're genuinely interested in an answer, take a look at the article on the website below.Source(s): wol.jw.org/g91 6/8 Gossip—Why the Appeal?
- AnnLv 71 month ago
Eleanor Roosevelt had a saying that stuck with many people back in her day: "Brilliant people talk about goals, dreams, and visions about how to make the world better for everyone, ordinary people discuss the weather and world politics, and small-minded people talk about other people because they can't think of anything else about which to talk". That saying hasn't gone out of style.
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- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
It depends what you mean by "gossip". Of course it can lead to unhappy results when people exchange mean-minded rumours. But if I hear that a neighbour is ill, and pass the word on to another neighbour who may be able to help them, that's not harmful, that's just communicating.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
cause it dont cause trouble for them
- LiverGirl98Lv 71 month ago
Some people likely find gossip a source of entertainment, while others may enjoy bonding with someone over the assumption and speculation. Some people like to gossip as a way distracting themselves from their own lives and/or to mask their own insecurities. Remember, we often judge in others what we do not like about ourselves.
- 1 month ago
Not going to the Source is the original sin. Gossip is a sin in the purest sense of the word.
- BarryLv 61 month ago